Category Archives for "Malaysia"

26 Why Visit Kuala Lumpur?

Any visitor to Kuala Lumpur is at once confronted with its collision of cultures; its sparse and glittering modern architecture and the extravagance of old designs, its celebration of economy and commerce, and tenderness towards life’s simple pleasures. Fighting the case for modernity, The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin skyscrapers in the world, and soar, […]

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Photo of the Week: Sunset in Bako National Park

Bako National Park is in the west coast of Malaysian Borneo, in Sarawak state. It is one of the few places in the world where you can find the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia, and is a great location to enjoy fantastic trekking, observe wildlife and have spectacular beaches all for yourself. This […]

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31 What not to do in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

During our trip accross Malaysia I had a tooth infection that got pretty bad in Borneo. Things got even worse when a 5 hour trip from Kuching to Sibu became a 12 hour trip by bus and a small boat, with a lot of pain and no pain killers. Not good. Eventually that tooth had […]

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9 Photo of the week: Malaysia

Looking at this picture it’s easy to understand why the Petronas Towers put Kuala Lumpur in the world map. If you ever visit KL make sure you stick around the towers for sunset- you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular show.

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23 Climbing Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia

Getting to KK from Brunei is best done by catching a ferry to Labuan Island and then another to mainland Malaysia, either straight to KK or via Menumbok and a bus to KK which is what we had to do. KK doen’t have good value hostels, but if you look thoroughly you will find a […]

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3 Niah Caves in Miri, Malaysia

Niah caves are 132 km South of Miri, which is an 8 hour bus ride north of Sibu. General consensus is that it is best to visit the second largest cave system in Malaysia with an organized tour from Miri because of costs and transportation, so why do anything else? That was our plan…which we […]

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8 Orangutans and proboscis monkeys in Kuching, Borneo

I have only been in Malaysian Borneo for 24 hours and have already seen more orangutans in the wild than I ever have in a zoo. Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak state in Borneo is home to the Semengogh Wilfdlife Reserve, a sanctuary with the purpose of rehabilitating troubled animals of the state. They […]

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6 Melaka: a Colonial Gem in Malaysia

Once a Portuguese colony  Melaka (or Malacca)  has become what I and many travelers believe is Malaysia’s finest city: an exquisite medium sized metropolis  in Southwestern peninsular Malaysia that easily traps you in a comfortable paced lifestyle while you visit its several attractions. It is colonial, as well as charming, elegant and active yet peaceful […]

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32 Pulau Perhentian: Paradise in Malaysia

Getting to Pulau Perhentian Kecil was proving to be interesting already: it was the third time in the past 30 minutes that the taxi driver had pulled over on the busy road from Kota Bahru to Kuala Besut on our way there. “Are you ok?” we asked. “Yes, yes.” he replied, “ Me a little […]

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6 The world’s oldest jungle: Taman Negara, Malaysia

Malaysia made a big deal of its nature during the 2007 tourism campaign, and rightfully so. At over 130 million years old Taman Negara is the oldest jungle  in the world and one of many in Malaysia, but certainly not the only one to enjoy. It has been, however, our first encounter with one of […]

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9 The allure of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Finally here! As announced we made it all the way to Kuala Lumpur on the 6th, flying with Air Asia from London- a mere 13 hour flight. As usual we had minimum sleep, a wee bit of food (low cost airline) and bucket loads of enthusiasm. Kuala Lumpur is a surprisingly modern city with a […]

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